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Parent Talk with Kary

Kary Valdes LCSW

Parent Talk with Kary is a casual conversation about everyday questions and concerns that parents have. It's for parents who want to raise their children to be respectful, responsible, and a joy to be around.

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Parent Talk with Kary
Jun 16, 2015 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Summers and vacations can be very stressful with kids out school and out of their normal routine.  I am going to give you some things to consider and think about when going on vacation or staying home.
Parent Talk with Kary
Mar 31, 2015 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will address many stressors that most families have at the same of day!  It's that time between getting home from work or activities and getting the children to bed.  It's crazy and stressful in most homes and I will give you tips on how to make that much easier for everyone.  
Parent Talk with Kary
Sep 16, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I am going to address what Mindfulness is, the benefits to children and families, and how to teach children to be mindful.  Mindfulness is also called awareness, being present, being in the now, or being grateful.  It's about self regulation and being in control of your body. 
Parent Talk with Kary
Aug 12, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Almost everyone is back into the swing of school so let's talk a bit about what may be happening with some of you children and how to respond to things.  I will address the ever stressful bullying, homework, routines, peers and extracurricular activities.
Parent Talk with Kary
Jul 8, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Talking to your Children about SEX! Don't be afraid! I will help you to feel relaxed and more confident when talking to your children about their bodies and sex.  I will share what to say to a boy and a girl, when to share it, how to share it and why it's important.
Parent Talk with Kary
Apr 15, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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If you are a parent you will experience issues with other parents and their children at some point.  I will address how to handle the parents and their children when things are not going well and the kids are not getting along, etc.  I will give some suggestions and insight about best ways to approach these situations.
Parent Talk with Kary
Feb 25, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will help you understand the cognitive development of your child and the behaviors that you can expect for children that are newborn to 5 years old.  I will give you tools to respond to these behaviors so that you and your children feel empowered and confident.
Parent Talk with Kary
Jan 7, 2014 Kary Valdes LCSW
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The dreaded teen years. They don't have to be that bad. How to keep the peace and maintain reasonable amounts of control in your family.
Parent Talk with Kary
Nov 26, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will teach simple techniques to keep our children talking to us as well as maintaining a mutually respectful relationship for a lifetime.
Parent Talk with Kary
Oct 8, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Izzy Kalman. This is a very powerful show!!  Parents need to hear this!  We will address bullying and how to handle bullying behaviors at school and home.  We will also share the solution the bullying, it's shocking!
Parent Talk with Kary
Aug 6, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will give you ideas and tips about how to make the transition back to school go more smoothly than in the past.  I will help you assess and prepare for problems and educate you about how to respond when issues do occur.
Parent Talk with Kary
Jun 11, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I am going to share the importance of children seeing the world realistically so that they have the tools to cope with life.  I will teach you about stress and ways to help yourself and your children handle stress.
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Feb 19, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will speak about the tragedy in Connecticut.  I will share what to say to your own children about it and things you could do for your children should they be involved in a tragic situation.  
Parent Talk with Kary
Jan 22, 2013 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I am going to present to you the same presentation that I have given to children about safety, specifically sexual abuse.  This may be very helpful to you or you may like for your children to listen to the presentation itself while you sit with them.
Parent Talk with Kary
Dec 11, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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All families have age differences and personality differences but how do you manage these differences and keep your sanity.  I will help you recognize when you are being had and how to respond when you figure it out.  I will also help parents understand the importance of appreciating children for the differences between them.
Parent Talk with Kary
Oct 30, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will go over techniques to help improve and maintain your child's self esteem.  I will also educate about the importance of having self confidence and ego strength.
Parent Talk with Kary
Sep 4, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will teach simple techniques to keep our children talking to us as well as maintaining a mutually respectful relationship for a lifetime.
Parent Talk with Kary
Aug 7, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will address typical stressors for children when going back to school and the best ways for parents to respond to them.  I'll give easy quick tips and educate about the importance of sleep.
Parent Talk with Kary
Jun 12, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Do you try to protect your children from any kind of pain?  Do you expect that your children obey without question or arguing? Do you negotiate decisions with your kids with hopes that then they will comply?  We will address these different types of parenting and discuss how each style will impact our children in the future.
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May 8, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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We will discuss the dreaded arguing between your children.  Tips on how to handle the bickering and benefits of the arguing.  Yes that's right benefits!
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Mar 27, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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The time between getting home from work, kids getting home from school and going to bed.  What happens there and why is it so hard sometimes?
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Feb 28, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Divorce if very difficult for everyone in the family.  I will address ways to help the children through divorce by helping yourself and maintaining as much peace as possible with everyone involved in the divorce.
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Jan 24, 2012 Kary Valdes LCSW
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No one is perfect and making these easy changes to parenting can improve the entire flow of your house so that you can enjoy your children and spend less time arguing.
Parent Talk with Kary
Dec 13, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Important things to know about  how to maintain your relationship with your child while also setting limits, fostering responsibility and building character.
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Nov 8, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will address the stress of gift buying, financially, and emotionally.  I will also address traveling with children, staying with family or having them stay in your home and how to prepare.
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Sep 27, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Everyone is back into the swing of school so let's talk a bit about what may be happening with some of you children and how to respond to things.  I will address the ever stressful bullying, homework, routines, peers and extracurricular activities.
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Aug 9, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Lori Craft, LCSW will be joining me to talk about the crazy heat and how it can affect kids of all ages.
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Jul 26, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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We will discuss many of the questions that parents have asked me and struggles they have while going through the divorce.  I will also address blending families and co- parenting.
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Jun 7, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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We will discuss the stressors of going on vacations and tips to make your life easier.  We will discuss summer schedules and expectations of the family during summer break. 
Parent Talk with Kary
May 3, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Cell Phones and Texting The pros and cons of cell phones and texting among other instant messaging technologies.  What age is appropriate to get phones?  What limits to put on them?  How to monitor the use?
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Mar 8, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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We will address what power struggles are and how to avoid them. Why to avoid power and control issues and how to maintain your role as the authority figure. We will stress consistency and how to deliver a consequence with empathy so that the child’s bad behavior does the teaching and not your wagging finger.
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Feb 15, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will be giving tips on how to recognize if your child is emotionally ready and mature enough to handle the stressors of starting Kindergarten. I will also educate about the transition itself from preschool or being at home to being in school all day.
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Jan 25, 2011 Kary Valdes LCSW
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The dreaded teen years. They don't have to be that bad. How to keep the peace and maintain reasonable amounts of control in your family.
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Dec 7, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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How do you handle rudeness, criticism and other behaviors from relatives that make you crazy? What do you tell the children and how do you respond to ugly behavior from adults.
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Nov 16, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Everyone is aware of the situation with our economy and the unemployment rate. I will address how to cut back on the guilt of not being able to give as much to our friends and families this season and how to handle our children's wants and desires.
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Oct 19, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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What are we going to do? How can we help other kids? Who is to blame? Special guest Lori Craft, LCSW.
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Sep 7, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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The importance of Consistency in discipline and the most effective ways to give consequences.
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Aug 10, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Tips and techniques that can help Parents of one child feel that they are making good choices about child rearing.
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Jul 13, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Holly Jacobs who will talk about the benefits that pets can bring kids and the importance of that relationship.
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Jul 12, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Holly Jacobs who will talk about the benefits that pets can bring kids and the importance of that relationship.
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Jun 29, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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What do you do when your children see their grandmother ill, dying, with dementia, etc. What to talk about and how to explain things. I will also address role modeling how to be a friend and what to do when you feel like you are being taken advantage of by family members or friends.
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Jun 15, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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I will touch on many things that will support what parents are already doing or give guidance and techniques for parents to try in order to foster healthy relationships with their children.
Parent Talk with Kary
Jun 1, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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How parents can talk with their children about death? How much they understand at different ages and how they process death.
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May 18, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Izzy Kalman. How to address and handle bullying behaviors at school and home. Refocus the issues and separate bullying behavior from criminal behavior. Who's responsible for it and why.
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May 18, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Izzy Kalman. How to address and handle bullying behaviors at school and home. Refocus the issues and separate bullying behavior from criminal behavior. Who's responsible for it and why.
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May 17, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Izzy Kalman. How to address and handle bullying behaviors at school and home. Refocus the issues and separate bullying behavior from criminal behavior. Who's responsible for it and why.
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May 17, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Special guest Izzy Kalman. How to address and handle bullying behaviors at school and home. Refocus the issues and separate bullying behavior from criminal behavior. Who's responsible for it and why
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May 4, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Advice to parents about how to talk to kids about keeping themselves safe.
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Apr 20, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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At a younger and younger age our children are having to deal with rumors, gossip and being hurt through written texts, facebook, etc. I will address how we as parents can help support them.
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Apr 6, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Have you ever experienced your children running through the grocery store, putting items in your shopping cart or laying on the floor screaming because you told them no to candy?
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Mar 23, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Helpful tips for parents of teens and those who will soon have teenagers. How to keep your relationship with them while still parenting.
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Mar 9, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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We will discuss how important sleep is in children and some of the possible side effects of sleep deprivation that many of you may not be aware of.
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Feb 23, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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Many parents are experiencing more life stressors now than in the past when the economy was better. I am going to address how to respond to and explain things to kids related to job loss, foreclosures, moving, etc.
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Feb 9, 2010 Kary Valdes LCSW
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The importance of children participating in team events and other interests and showing good sportsmanship while maintaining focus on education and the well being of all children.